Every year, I get excited to carve pumpkins, and then every year, I sit there in my Halloween pajamas with an ice cream scoop and steak knife wondering why I keep trying Halloween DIYs. In years past, it didn’t occur to me to pick up a good pumpkin carving kit, but now that it has, I’ll never go without one again. They make the whole process so much easier and also save a ton of time.
I know I’m not the only one in desperate need of a better way to carve my pumpkin, which is why we put together a comprehensive list of the best pumpkin carving kits, tools, and accessories you can get on Amazon. If you ask me, this is going to be the happiest Halloween yet.
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The Best Pumpkin Carving Kits Under $20 on Amazon
1. Greatever Halloween Pumpkin Carving Kit, 7 Pieces
Let’s do the math right now: $18.99 divided by seven tools to carve pumpkins means you’re only paying $2.71 for each of them. But just because the tools are cheap doesn’t mean the quality is. All the reviews say these are some of the best tools for pumpkin carving and emphasize just how sturdy they are with sharp blades and heavy plastic. Plus, you get a handy pouch to store the tools for the rest of the year. I’d recommend this one ($18.99, Amazon) for the novice — you have the supplies to create something fancier than the standard jack-o’-lantern but not necessarily intricate.
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2. Luditek Halloween Pumpkin Carving Tools, 11 Pieces
For the same price, you can get four more tools in this pumpkin carving kit ($18.99, Amazon) than the one above — coming out to $1.73 each. They’re equally sharp and substantial but feel more suited for experts because having so many tools could be overwhelming. If that’s you though, you’re going to have a lot of fun playing around with everything in the kit.
3. R Ideas Pumpkin Carving Tools, 4 Pieces
If the idea of a kit as large as the one above stresses you out, this downsized option ($5.99, Amazon) might be perfect for you, with four basic tools and six playful stencils. Plus, the price is definitely right.
4. ASZ Pumpkin Carving Kit, 19 Pieces
This kit ($19.79, Amazon) has one thing none of the others have: glow-in-the-dark stickers! But at the same time, like the others, it’s a fantastic deal. While the stencils aren’t much to talk about (they’re printed on regular computer paper), younger kids will love those stickers, while you’ll love staying organized with the storage bag.
5. HOOJO Halloween Pumpkin Carving Tool Kit, 10 Pieces
Featuring a storage bag packed with 10 pumpkin carving tools, this kit ($17.99, Amazon) basically charges $1.79 per tool and, as a bonus, comes with some helpful stencils. If you like my #2 pick but are hoping for something a little bit more (for $1 less!), look no further.
6. GUCED Pumpkin Carving Kit, 25 Pieces
Some people love the physical labor that comes with carving pumpkins. Others like me don’t. If you can relate, this set ($16.99, Amazon) will change your life. Think of these like 25 different cookie cutters for pumpkins to speed up the process — after all, time is money.
7. FunWorld Ultimate Pumpkin Carving Kit with 10 Pop-Out Stencils
With this pumpkin carving kit ($9.95, Amazon), you’re basically paying an extra $0.71 for each stencil. It’s important to note that this one includes a marker for tracing.
8. Sculpt Pro Pumpkin Carving Kit, 21 Pieces
Um … 21 pumpkin carving tools for only $6.99? Yes, it’s true. This sculpting set ($6.99, Amazon) is perfect for both the pros and budding artists. It’s especially ideal if you hate cleaning out the slimy centers, and each blade and brush costs $0.33 — by far the best deal on the list.
9. BLLNDX Pumpkin Carving Tools, 2 Pieces
If you prefer to keep it simple when it comes to pumpkin carving, this duo ($7.69, Amazon) is as minimalist as it gets. No need to spend money on all the extras you aren’t going to use!
10. Pcavin Pumpkin Carving Kit, 21 Pieces
Get a little bit of everything with this pumpkin carving kit ($16.95, Amazon), including a scoop, a cutter, a hammer, six LED candles, and 12 stencils. It’s all you need to make (and light!) your very own jack-o’-lantern for under $20.
11. Madala Pumpkin Carving Kit, 21 Pieces
If your house is divided between scoopers and sculptors, this kit ($15.49, Amazon) is the perfect compromise and totally beats having to buy two sets when you can buy one less expensive set.
12. AOSTAR All-in-One Pumpkin Carving Kit
This kit ($11.99, Amazon) is such an unbelievable value, I’m truly amazed by all the positive reviews. Who would have thought you’d find some of the best tools to carve a pumpkin in such a big yet cheap set? From tools to stencils to stickers to LED candles and (a lot) more, there’s enough here to share with the whole family and maybe even your neighbors, too!